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Old August 6th 05, 05:58 AM
CatTayls
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I spoke to the vet this morning who said GM had a bad episode that
almost put her in cardiac arrest. TED suggested I come and visit her,
suggesting that they draw blood today to check her white/red counts and
then I could take her home tomorrow. They thought she might be less
stressed out at home. We talked about this at length. I finally
concluded that the blood test would tell us what we already knew., that
an antibiotic injection on Monday, another on Tuesday, plus intravenous
feeding and antibiotics for three days had not improved her. She had
rallied briefly but could not gain strength.

They brought her to me. She was breathing heavily, could not stand and
had difficulty moving much at all. I was at TED's for two hours,
talking to them and hearing possibilities from them. They would leave
me alone with her, then we would talk again. At one point, I had my
face next to GM's and she started whimpering. I told her that I
"got the message" and asked the vet to put her down. I could have
taken her home one more time, but I honestly would not have been able
to watch her being so miserable. GM was on a towel on the table and
she managed to get up and turn her back to me. I moved the towel
around so we would be face-o-face again. She did this twice more. I
think that was another clear message that she wanted to turn her back
on being so sick. So TED injected her and she left us in just a few
seconds, looking absolutely beautiful. I have no doubt that I made the
right decision. Whatever overtook her did so with a vengeance and I
don't believe she could have overcome it.

There is a big happy party going on at the Bridj tonight. And there
are a couple of hoomins--my late niece Patti and my friend Kath
Lyons--who are taking turns holding her.

Thank you again for all your thoughts, prayers and purrs. I feel her
around me constantly but I have never felt so alone.

Arlene, proud meowmie to
Gretchen Marie House of Knop

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Old August 6th 05, 06:24 AM
Rebecca
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Anti Arlene, we iz awl furry said fur yoo. I iz purrin fur Gretchen Marie
to hab a gud trip to da brij, an fur yoo to find kumfurt in havin givin hur
a gud life while she wuz heer.

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrpurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrpurrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Rebecca, for her house


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Old August 6th 05, 05:28 PM
Mme. Anas ^..^
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On 5 Aug 2005 21:58:48 -0700, CatTayls wrote:


Thank you again for all your thoughts, prayers and purrs. I feel her
around me constantly but I have never felt so alone.


We iz sorry to reed uv dis, Anti Arlene, and send owr purrz for GM
and fur da hole in yur heart. May her memory be a blessink...

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...............................
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Mme. Anas
8/6/2005 12:27:02 PM
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Old August 6th 05, 07:36 PM
Sylvia M.
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{{{{{{{Arlene}}}}}}}}}

Meanwhile at The Bridge, Gretchen Marie is being greeted by
many of her frendz.
Big Maine Coon Classic Brown Tabby comes bounding across Rainbow
Bridge o hug and hewlp her gudgud frend {{{{{{{{{Gretchin
Marie}}}}}}}}}
across.

Boy-ho-boy-ho-boy I mizzt yu G.M.!! Neow weez kin hab abvenshurz
tugedder agin. Lotza owr gudgud frenz frum RPCC ar heer, an weez
awl feelin gudgud an havin uh blazt ov uh gud tyme heer.

It feelz sooo gud nottid tu feel sik ennymoor, huh? Mee tuu!

Kummon offur tu da udder syde, an meet moor ov yur gud frendz, an
maybe effin relatiffz.

Dyna Mo/Mite @ RB





"CatTayls" wrote in message
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There is a big happy party going on at the Bridj tonight. And

there
are a couple of hoomins--my late niece Patti and my friend Kath
Lyons--who are taking turns holding her.

Thank you again for all your thoughts, prayers and purrs. I

feel her
around me constantly but I have never felt so alone.

Arlene, proud meowmie to
Gretchen Marie House of Knop



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Old August 6th 05, 09:00 PM
Eileen Clark
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In article . com,
CatTayls wrote:

Thank you again for all your thoughts, prayers and purrs. I feel her
around me constantly but I have never felt so alone.

Arlene, proud meowmie to
Gretchen Marie House of Knop


The Clark kitties and humans are so sorry to hear this. We are purring
for Gretchen Marie and her family. May her memory never fade.

Mia, Callie, Camille, Marissa & Mac, & Meowmie Eileen
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Old August 6th 05, 10:07 PM
The Clowder
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[small brown tabby, face streaming with tears, returns quickly from
placing a brick on the Walk ov Remembranz]

Dis is so furry hard. Gretchen Marie wuz so big a inflooins heeer
onda noozgroop, an beefor dis wun on da old r.p.c. She wurrkd
tyrlissly to mayk eevents an Balls purrfekt, an wud mayk shur dat da
old storees an advenchurs wud allways bee reememburrd.

It wuz Gretchen Marie hoo furrst wundurrd weffur dere wuz a plays onda
web ware all da Jellicle Onorees wer reecordid. It wuz frum dis
wundring dat da Walk of Remembranz caym to bee. I am furry prowd to
haff workd on dis wiff her, furry prowd to call her mine frend.

Mee an mine clowder ar sendin owr besstist purrrrrrrrs fur her jerney,
an more to her greefing mom...hoo lissind wenn it broke her hart to do
so. Wee luff yu, Auntee Arlene.

Mietze
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Old August 7th 05, 12:14 AM
mlbriggs
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On Fri, 05 Aug 2005 21:58:48 -0700, CatTayls wrote:

I spoke to the vet this morning who said GM had a bad episode that almost
put her in cardiac arrest. TED suggested I come and visit her, suggesting
that they draw blood today to check her white/red counts and then I could
take her home tomorrow. They thought she might be less stressed out at
home. We talked about this at length. I finally concluded that the blood
test would tell us what we already knew., that an antibiotic injection on
Monday, another on Tuesday, plus intravenous feeding and antibiotics for
three days had not improved her. She had rallied briefly but could not
gain strength.

They brought her to me. She was breathing heavily, could not stand and
had difficulty moving much at all. I was at TED's for two hours, talking
to them and hearing possibilities from them. They would leave me alone
with her, then we would talk again. At one point, I had my face next to
GM's and she started whimpering. I told her that I "got the message" and
asked the vet to put her down. I could have taken her home one more time,
but I honestly would not have been able to watch her being so miserable.
GM was on a towel on the table and she managed to get up and turn her back
to me. I moved the towel around so we would be face-o-face again. She
did this twice more. I think that was another clear message that she
wanted to turn her back on being so sick. So TED injected her and she
left us in just a few seconds, looking absolutely beautiful. I have no
doubt that I made the right decision. Whatever overtook her did so with a
vengeance and I don't believe she could have overcome it.

There is a big happy party going on at the Bridj tonight. And there are a
couple of hoomins--my late niece Patti and my friend Kath Lyons--who are
taking turns holding her.

Thank you again for all your thoughts, prayers and purrs. I feel her
around me constantly but I have never felt so alone.

Arlene, proud meowmie to
Gretchen Marie House of Knop


".....rise up slowly, Angel. It's hard to let you go..." MLB

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Old August 7th 05, 01:11 AM
Meowmie Carol
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In case this didn't go through before, we think Gretchen Marie was
lucky to have such a loving caretaker. We know this was difficult and
hope the healing starts soon.

TopHat and the gang.
CatTayls wrote:
I spoke to the vet this morning who said GM had a bad episode that
almost put her in cardiac arrest. TED suggested I come and visit her,
suggesting that they draw blood today to check her white/red counts and
then I could take her home tomorrow. They thought she might be less
stressed out at home. We talked about this at length. I finally
concluded that the blood test would tell us what we already knew., that
an antibiotic injection on Monday, another on Tuesday, plus intravenous
feeding and antibiotics for three days had not improved her. She had
rallied briefly but could not gain strength.

They brought her to me. She was breathing heavily, could not stand and
had difficulty moving much at all. I was at TED's for two hours,
talking to them and hearing possibilities from them. They would leave
me alone with her, then we would talk again. At one point, I had my
face next to GM's and she started whimpering. I told her that I
"got the message" and asked the vet to put her down. I could have
taken her home one more time, but I honestly would not have been able
to watch her being so miserable. GM was on a towel on the table and
she managed to get up and turn her back to me. I moved the towel
around so we would be face-o-face again. She did this twice more. I
think that was another clear message that she wanted to turn her back
on being so sick. So TED injected her and she left us in just a few
seconds, looking absolutely beautiful. I have no doubt that I made the
right decision. Whatever overtook her did so with a vengeance and I
don't believe she could have overcome it.

There is a big happy party going on at the Bridj tonight. And there
are a couple of hoomins--my late niece Patti and my friend Kath
Lyons--who are taking turns holding her.

Thank you again for all your thoughts, prayers and purrs. I feel her
around me constantly but I have never felt so alone.

Arlene, proud meowmie to
Gretchen Marie House of Knop


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Old August 7th 05, 01:40 AM
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There is a big happy party going on at the Bridj tonight. And there
are a couple of hoomins--my late niece Patti and my friend Kath
Lyons--who are taking turns holding her.


Oh, dear - we are so very, very sorry. We are all so very sad that she has
gone to the bridge so soon.
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Old August 7th 05, 02:32 AM
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The COoper Cats send their very best PURRS! We are so sorry. Gretchen
Marie was a luvely lady. We know you will miss her so much but she is
feeling much better now. We are sending thoughts to Sailor Baylor
Brown to do whatever he can to welcome her. Raphael,
for the Cooper Cats
Her Royal Highness Cleopatra Silvercat wrote:
There is a big happy party going on at the Bridj tonight. And there
are a couple of hoomins--my late niece Patti and my friend Kath
Lyons--who are taking turns holding her.


Oh, dear - we are so very, very sorry. We are all so very sad that she has
gone to the bridge so soon.


 




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